We hired Kaz as our wedding photographer, and he also included an engagement photo session with our package.
I hope Thumbtack will allow me all the space I need in order to accurately describe our wonderful experience with Kaz! He was always professional, open to our ideas but could easily give suggestions to us as well, early to all of our meetings, ALWAYS calm (which is extremely important during the chaos of a wedding), and you can tell he loves what he does, which really makes a difference. He even put up with all of my husbands bad jokes. I havent seen him with other clients, so I cant say for sure what hes like with others, but in this business, I am sure you run into ALL kinds of personalities, and he can adjust his communication style and approach based on each client. Just looking at his portfolio, you can see the wide variety of clients and events hes had, and theyre all unique.
Kaz was one of the first vendors we hired for our wedding, and with all of the meetings and communication we had in the months leading up to the big day, I cant think of my wedding without associating it with him. We developed a real friendship and it was a joy to work with him, but he still kept his professionalism and delivered on all his promises.
We met with Kaz on more than one occasion to do planning and scheduling, and he was gracious when I changed that schedule 87 times or sent him a dozen emails in rapid succession. Our engagement session was at a park in August in Georgia (very hot and sticky), but he wasnt fazed. Our wedding was indoors in a building that was almost all glass, so the lighting was dependent on what the weather was like that day, and he adjusted well. His second photographer and assistant also did a phenomenal job. On the day of, he worked well with our other vendors, and adjusted easily when the schedule didnt go according to plan. Another mark of a good photographer is that I barely even noticed he and his team was there, yet at the same time I never had to worry whether or not the photographer was getting the shots we wanted.
We had a great wedding, and the feedback weve gotten from our guests were very positive in regards to the venue, my dress, the cake, the food, etc. But what Ive probably gotten the most, and what has been most meaningful, are the comments from people when I showed them the photos Kaz took. He captured so many special moments that were likely difficult shots to get. He really is an in the moment, candid shot photographer. For those in my family who arent terribly photogenic (including me), who tend to look unnatural when posing for pictures, we were happy to find he had caught them during the ceremony and reception in natural smiles, laughing, having fun, and showing their natural beauty. I feel like all of the emotions of the day were captured in the photos, and they have been so meaningful to me and my family.
Thank you, Kaz!